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Aspiring To Smarter Storage
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Startup DataGravity has developed a unified storage system that provides data-aware services such as full text indexing and file system auditing.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Flash Is Overkill For VDI
Michael Letschin, Director of Product Management, Nexenta SystemsCommentary
All flash makes fast storage, but at a high cost. Listen to your users, and provide a hybrid array combined with software for a better VDI experience.
By Michael Letschin Director of Product Management, Nexenta Systems,
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What's Next For Flash?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Today's 2D flash is near its limit. The industry is evolving to 3D flash and developing storage technologies that promise to be faster and denser.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Will Phase Change Memory Upstage Flash?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
HGST is touting a solid-state drive with a record 3 million IOPS using PCM. The technology looks to be a game changer, but it faces several challenges.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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The 'So What' Of The Software-Defined Data Center
Ziv Kedem, CEO, ZertoCommentary
The acceptance of the SDDC means that enterprises are abstracting additional data center functions, such as networking and disaster recovery, from hardware.
By Ziv Kedem CEO, Zerto,
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10 Networking Blogs You Must Follow
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
So many network technology blogs, so little time. Get started with this list of blogs by networking experts and top Interop speakers.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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IBM Labs Invention Pinpoints Data In The Cloud
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
A new patent allows IT to tag specific files and specify exactly where in the cloud that data will be stored.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Flash Storage: The New Normal
Robert Mullins, News
At the Flash Memory Summit, storage experts talk about the growing flash market, flash benefits, and enterprise deployment considerations.
By Robert Mullins ,
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Flash Tailored For The Enterprise
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Makers of all-flash storage arrays like Violin Memory are adding enterprise features, while SanDisk is boosting the performance of its flash products.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Server SANs: The Dark Side
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The new technology promises compelling benefits, but mixing and matching storage hardware and software can backfire, as one IT pro found out when his VMware VSAN failed.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Guide To Server Virtualization
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud SiteEducation
New to server virtualization or need a refresher course? This overview explains the technology that has changed the lives of IT admins and CFOs.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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New CPU Architectures Promise Performance Boost
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Intel and others are developing chip structures that aim to unlock memory bottlenecks and improve interconnect capabilities.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
Fall IT conferences and trade shows are right around the corner. Browse these events focused on networking, cloud, data centers, and storage, and start planning for a fantastic fall.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site,
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3 Signs You're Overspending On Data Storage
John Morris, President and CEO, CleversafeCommentary
If you think public cloud storage is the cheaper way to manage the massive growth in data, think again.
By John Morris President and CEO, Cleversafe,
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Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Cisco NX-OS: Facts & Features
Cisco Press, Publishing AllianceEducation
Learn the basics of NS-OX in this book excerpt on Cisco's operating system for Nexus data center switching.
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, and Matthew McPherson ,
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Using Flash For The Real-Time Archive
George Crump, President, Storage SwitzerlandCommentary
A new type of archive that requires instantly available data access presents a storage challenge, but TLC NAND provides a solution.
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland,
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RAID Vs. Erasure Coding
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Erasure coding offers better data protection than RAID, but at a price.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Data Backup: Beyond Band-Aids
Tony Kontzer, News
With the deluge of data, organizations need to focus their data protection efforts on comprehensive data footprint reduction, not just deploying technologies like deduplication.
By Tony Kontzer ,
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Stand-Alone SSD Vendors: A Vanishing Breed
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
With SanDisk's acquisition of Fusion-io, the SSD market continues on a rapid pace of consolidation that doesn't leave much room for stand-alone vendors.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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